Scope for .308?

Discussion in 'Long Range Scopes and Other Optics' started by deerslayer13, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. deerslayer13

    deerslayer13 Member

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    I'm thinking about getting a .308 and was wondering what scope manufacturer and what magnification level? I will be shooting up to about 1000 yards. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    -Aaron
     
  2. kenai_king19

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    For longer ranges, can't go wrong with a Nightforce scope, but I think the 5.5-22 would do just fine for 1000 yards.
     

  3. wheelgunner

    wheelgunner Active Member

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    Yes, NF is "THE" scope for long-range-shooting/hunting

    i was also take a look to the IOR-Valdada, or S&B ..... but .... to be sure to don't make mistakes .... NF 5,5-22 it's an awesome choice
     
  4. deerslayer13

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    The only problem is is that I'm a student so I have a budget do you have any other suggestions for a little bit cheaper scope?

    -Aaron
     
  5. wheelgunner

    wheelgunner Active Member

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    All right, .... talk about your max budget, for the optic ....
     
  6. deerslayer13

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    Unfortunately it is about 1000 but I would prefer about 800 or so. I have 2500 so with about 1000 in the rifle that leaves me with 1500 for optics and relapsing equipment along with the other necessities.

    -Aaron
     
  7. oldreliable45120

    oldreliable45120 Active Member

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    If you check out the for sale section or Gunbrokers.com you will find one in your price range. You should be able to find a couple of Leupold 8-25x50 and 6.5-20x50 in the $1000.00 or less range. Good luck.
     
  8. deerslayer13

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    Thanks for the replies, do you guys think 2500 is a reasonable budget for a complete rifle and reloading equipment?

    -Aaron
     
  9. mikebob

    mikebob Well-Known Member

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    I just bought myself a 308. I bought a bushnell tactical 6500 to put on it. I have a couple leo vx3's and mark 4's. I think this 6500 glass is as good as any of the leo's I have. Its not quite as good as my nightforce but then again its half the price. So far I am pleased with it.

    I started reloading with a kit from walmart for like $250. Over the years i have found equipment, dies, etc. that i like better. It always seems to change every couple years with new and better equipment coming out. I would say start out with good equipment you can afford and work your way into it.

    There is no budget it never ends.
     
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  10. deerslayer13

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    Mikebob how do you like the 6500? I like how it is a 4-30 and the price is nice also.

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  11. CaptainBLW

    CaptainBLW Well-Known Member

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    I have several of the 6500 4-30 scopes. I love them. you can buy them several places less thaan $700 shipped. Check gun broker.

    I love my Zeiss Conquest z1000 reticle scope for a 308. it is actually set up for 100 to 1000yds for 168-175gr bullets at 2650fps. Very clear and sharp and no
    cranking required. There are several places to buy one at $900 or less shipped on gunbroker. I Have three of these also. love them on a 308!!!
    Go Here http://www.accurateshooter.com/forum/index.php/topic,3754308.0.htmland you can see my 308 long range savage with a Zeiss on it. You can get scope and gun for $1775.

    just my 2 cents

    Capt. Ben
     
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  12. Buffalobob

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    A Lueopold V-3 Long Range Target model in about 6-20x 50 mm is a good choice but still may be over your budget.
     
  13. deerslayer13

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    Ben thanks for the offer but I don't have the money right now just acquiring information, I might buy a rifle in the spring. Also what base and rings would you guys suggest?

    -Aaron
     
  14. mikebob

    mikebob Well-Known Member

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    I really like it. The glass is good enough i have been shooting mostly on 10x. Clicks are very positive